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Transformative Principal is 

Dec 11, 2016

Derek Rhodenizer (Twitter Web site) is a principal in Ottawa Canada. He is also the host of the eduthoughts podcast.


  • Whiteboard by the table

  • Legowall 4’x3’ the video

  • Modeling as administrators.

  • Giving ownership of the office to other people models giving ownership of the classroom to the students.

  • Audio/visual recording studio.

  • Weekly updates, drawing

  • Teaching parents to read with their kids.

  • Empower parents to ask questions.

  • Sometimes you have to jump and start building your wings on the way down.

  • Start small.

  • What am I good at? Start there.

  • What can you do to be a transformative principal? Go into the hallway and give kids high fives! You don’t need a reason to give a high five!

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